Civil War Hats

Civil War Hats and Caps for Reenactments

Participating in a Civil War Reenactment has become a very popular pastime and hobby in the last forty-five or fifty years. Most, but not all, of these events are centered on a specific Civil War battle. Reenactments take place year around in the United States. The participants, more commonly called reenactors, collect authentic Union and Confederate uniforms and other gear that the Civil War soldier would have and use. An important part of any uniform is the service issue uniform hats.

Both the Union and Confederate armies, navies and United States Marine Corp issued hats to both officers and enlisted men and were essentially the same in appearance. The main difference would be the gray color for the CSA and blue for the US Army. Insignia, braid, etc. separate the enlisted and officer ranks. The hats would normally have the branch insignia attached as well. Of all these hats, the kepi and forage, or bummer, caps were the most common and worn by officers and enlisted men on both sides. Other issue hats included both enlisted and officers slouch hats and the Hardee dress hat.

Both Union and Confederate cavalry and slouch hats are are essential for reemactments too. The hardee hat was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the US Army had three different colored braids and insignia to determine the soldier’s branch of Service. The Hardee hat is essentially the same as the black cavalry hat but usually has a somewhat higher crown. This style hat is very popular as an every day hat. They are definately not just for reenactments.

Here at the Civil War Costumes store we have a large selection of authentic Civil War hats. We are proud to offer these hats at prices that could well be the best bargains on the Internet. Take your time and look around and come back often.

U S Cavalry Acorn Gold Yellow Cord Hatband only New
U S Cavalry Acorn Gold Yellow Cord Hatband only New
$10.95
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US Civil War Reenactors Officers Metallic Black  Gold Slouch Hat Cap Cord T5
US Civil War Reenactors Officers Metallic Black Gold Slouch Hat Cap Cord T5
$4.00
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U S Cavalry Officers Acorn Black and Gold Cord Hatband only New
U S Cavalry Officers Acorn Black and Gold Cord Hatband only New
$10.95
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U S Cavalry Acorn Maroon Officers Medical Corp Hatband only New
U S Cavalry Acorn Maroon Officers Medical Corp Hatband only New
$10.95
End Date: Sunday Dec-17-2017 8:24:09 PST
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U S Cavalry Acorn Burgandy Medical Corp enlisted Hatband only New
U S Cavalry Acorn Burgandy Medical Corp enlisted Hatband only New
$10.95
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U S Cavalry Ordinance Acorn Gold with Red Stripe Hatband only New
U S Cavalry Ordinance Acorn Gold with Red Stripe Hatband only New
$10.95
End Date: Sunday Dec-17-2017 8:24:09 PST
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